How to Engage Your Members of Congress
Neuroscientists at all career stages have meaningful perspectives to share with policymakers about why supporting the scientific enterprise is so important for the field and society. In this webcast, you will learn ways that you can persuasively advocate for science, and hear how recent Congressional actions may impact funding for biomedical research issues and your work.
Watch this webcast to hear:
- Introduction: Bill Martin, committee chair of SfN’s Government and Public Affairs Committee and chief scientific officer at BlackThorn Therapeutics, will highlight the critical importance of advocacy and moderate the dialogue.
- Legislative Update: Lyle Dennis, partner in Cavarocchi-Ruscio-Dennis Associates, a government relations firm in Washington, DC, will give you an insider’s knowledge of what is happening on the Hill and in the Trump Administration.
- How to be an Effective Advocate: Brenda Bloodgood, assistant professor of neurobiology at University of California, San Diego, will share tips on how to engage with your Members of Congress during the 2017 August Recess and year-round.
- Q&A Session: Speakers answer questions from the audience.